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sarah brightman to go to russia which he calls blackmail along with her $52 million but would stop more in the future. her space tourist mandatory space training due to start in january 2015. spacex and boeing are supposed to be ready to take humans in 2017. maybe she'll decide she can wait. now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. >> once again, i learned an awful lot of things i didn't know in that last report. space disco. nothing like it. thank you very much. well, the defense department has finally figured out what to call what they are doing in iraq and syria. >> today the pentagon's top brass headed to capitol hill. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. >> to explain the president's strategy to wage war against isis. >> this will not be easy or brief. >> this will require a sustained
effort. >> the problem is, how do you remove this group? >> congress appears to be on the verge of green lighting a plan to arm syrian rebels. >> we know there is a lot of factions to the free syrian army. >> different forces we cannot control are at play. >> who is the free syrian army we would be training? >> you have questions about the plan. >> it's a mistake to arm them. most of the arms we've given to them have wound up in the hands of isis because isis takes it from them. >> would air power be enough? >> the u.s. is expanding the air assault in iraq. >> the number of u.s. air strikes in iraq now numbering over 160. the question is, what do we do in syria? >> who exactly would we be training? >> is this a war of necessity or choice. >> we are where we are where we are. >> we've got a generational problem which is to say a 20-year problem. >> these are the choices we have. >> there's not a consensus on
what happens afterwards. >> the american people support his plan to attack isis and are deeply skeptical of the plan and will it actually work? what does that tell you? the war of words on what to call what the united states military is doing to the islamic state seems to have settled on the simplest word of all, war. >> we are at war with isil as we are with al qaeda. >> but this war will not have all of the elements of war as we know it. it, of course, like all american wars since world war ii will not have a declaration of war. the congress and the presidency have long ago decided that actually declaring war before or during a war is just an outdated strict constructional view of the congress's right to vote.
>> this war which has now been declared by a bold assertion by the secretary of defense who has no power to declare war will also not have american soldiers on the ground in the theater of war firing at or taking fire from the enemy or will not have many or not for now anyway. >> if we reached a point where advisers should accompany iraq troops on isil targets, i'll recommend that to the president. >> chuck hagel who himself served in ang undeclared war in vietnam that lasted ten years longer than the american war planners expected gave this war an open-ended time frame. >> this effort is going to be a long-term effort. >> the obama administration's war planners are trying to do something that their predecessors apparently never even considered.
they refused to slip into the dick cheney habit of making war sound quick and easy. >> from the standpoint of the iraqi people we will be greeted as liberators. >> the chairman of the joint chief of staff let every politician thinking of running in 2016 or 2032 know that this war will be there waiting for them to manage when they take the oath of office. >> this won't look like a shock and awe campaign because that's not how isil is organized but a persist tonight and sustainable campaign. we have a generational problem which is to say a 20-year problem. >> joining me now david corn, msnbc political analyst and washington bureau chief for mother jones and co-author of "hubris: the inside story of spin and selling of the iraq war
and matt howard of iraq veterans against the war completing two tours in iraq. david corn, this war, this action, war they're take something being sold in a different way. it is certainly not being sold as quick and easy. >> that's for sure. i mean this is the opposite of what happened 11 years ago with the invasion of iraq in which we were told it would be quick and easy, in and out, no, you know, no collateral damage, no long-term costs. in this instance, it's very sombering to hear our top soldiers say this is a generational war whether that's 10, 15, 20 years, i don't think any administration has ever said that prior or at the beginning of a military action. is wasn't said about vietnam certainly. we didn't know how long world war ii would take. it's brief compared to what
happened since. talking about it in a mature nuanced way which causes political problems because how do you sell generational war again and again and again when you have half the public or a portion of the public who has doubts about whether it can work or not and other people out there, the hawks saying, well, you're not doing this fast enough with enough firepower as already this afternoon before -- as soon as the hearing was over you had senator kelly ayotte and others calling for ground troops in this battle, so i think the hearing today was the start of a very long story that we may not see the end of for a long -- for quite a while. >> let's listen to what chuck hagel said about how -- how we would actually destroy isil. >> destroying isil. will require more than military efforts alone. it will require political progress in the region and
effective partners on the ground in iraq and syria. >> matt, you've actually been on the ground in iraq. i've got to say when i hear him say that -- here's what it's going to take for us to complete the mission, it will require political progress in the region, that sounds impossible and effective partners on the ground in iraq and syria and from my very comfortable distance from those places, that seems impossible too. >> yeah, absolutely. i mean i think one of the things that we've been talking about in iraq veterans against the war, some of the organizations we've been working with have really pointed out that the groups that have been kind of bonding together with isis are some of the same people part of the arab spring protests back in 2012. they were put down extremely violently by the sectarian regi regime. and i think we're in a position now that the idea of more warfare is going to solve a problem after ten years of
warfare hasn't done that is a little bit deluded. >> matt, when you hear the generals and you hear the president, the administration talking about we're going to send american military personnel over there and they give this kind of vague description of they'll be working in some advisory capacity, what are you hearing and what are you then believe the american military personnel will be doing over there? >> i mean i think that this idea that military adviser sounds fairly innocuous. i think what that means is boots on the ground, people spotting drones and then -- >> spotting drones, they have to go out into the field as it were and say, okay, here's where you should be hitting, got to get pretty close to figure out you should be doing that. >> absolutely. it's a slippery slope. what happens when air strikes don't work, what's next? there's a lot of questions that come up for me in terms of how many forces will be out there and think point friends that i have that don't want to leave their house because they're
afraid of ieds. think about this legacy of 2.8 million vet ranges that have deployed to iraq and afghanistan that are coming back to substandard health care services and we're going into what could be another war. >> david corn, how would you compare this? i mean how do you see this? do you see this as an extension of the iraq war? do you see this as a new and different iraq and syria war? >> i think -- i see this as the cleanup to what the iraq war gave us. many people said beforehand if you invade iraq and in this fashion with no good plans about what to do afterwards you'll create chaos and unintended consequences and that's what we're living with and the president is now trying to wage and sell a war -- i call it a war of contingencies. if we have partners, if we can get the government in baghdad to be more of a unity government
and if we can do something with the moderate rebels in syria we will succeed and those are a lot of ifs. i have a lot of questions about being able to navigate the theater in syria which is a multisided civil war with thousands of mischas who have very different agendas than ours. some want to fight isis or the islamic state, others focused on assad and once you put weapons into the cauldron you may not be able to control them. these are very difficult issues and i have -- i've been talking -- everyone has to a lot of foreign policy experts the last few days and nobody has the answer, nobody does. so whatever the president try, whatever course he takes it's going to be fraught with the possibility of failure. >> matt howard, this rush and it has been a rush to this war which they're now acknowledging is a war was accelerated by the
beheading of two americans, they were not two american soldiers. they were not two american tourists, they were two american war correspondents who voluntarily put themselves in this kind of danger. something that most people in the news media would never do. what is your reaction to seeing what has been apparently according to the polls anyway, america's reaction to this and the political community's reaction to this as if this is a legitimate reason to go to war to bring all of this machinery and personnel of war to that region? >> you know, i think the beheadings of steven sotloff and jim foley were horrific but i also think we've been in a lot of ways we haven't seen the costs of war. we haven't seen the violence that's been wrought on the iraqi community, 600,000 civilians dead at the low estimates, you know, many service members that didn't come back, and i think
that these particular videos are showcasing that for the first time. that this is -- that this violence has happened and i think that people are reacting to that understandably so. >> but there doesn't seem to be within the american majority reaction a component of what david was talking, well, this was one of the inevitabilities of the iraq war that we launched, that you would have a breathtakingly messy aftermath that was completely uncontrollable. >> yeah, i mean i think that the idea, though, that we're going to go in and that the military actions that we've created have had all these unintended consequences like isis, for example, right. it's not -- didn't appear out of nowhere. a product of our own creation in a lot of ways by the occupation. i think that the idea that we're going to go in and change things and we won't have war as unintended consequences is flawed. >> thank you both very much for
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arbitrator hear this case as the commissioner and his staff will be essential witnesses in the proceeding and thus cannot serve as impartial arbitrators. according to the collective bargain agreement set by the players in the nfl a hearing date must be set within ten days of the notice of the appeal." the other nfl's big scandal, wheaties scrubbed images of adrian peterson from their website after the minnesota vikings announced they are putting adrian peterson on the roster to play against the new orleans saints this sunday. adrian peterson was indicted on friday in texas for whipping his 4-year-old son leaving visible cuts on his body including his genitals. castrol announced today that they have ended their promotional deal with adrian peterson. minnesota governor mark dayton disagrees with the team's decision to put adrian peterson back in the game. the governor said today adrian peterson is a public figure and
his actions as described are a public embarrassment to the vikings organization and the state of arizona. whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds as has been alleged should not be tolerated in our state. therefore, i believe the team should suspend mr. peterson until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system" in a statement today mcdonald's said domestic violence and abuse are unacceptable behaviors and have no place in sports or anywhere. as a family brand we've communicated our concerns to the league and we expect it to take strong and necessary actions to address these issues. also today anheuser-busch the official beer of the nfl since 2011 said we are disappointed and increasingly concerned by the recent incidents that have overshadowed this nfl season. we are not yet satisfied with the league's handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code.
we have shared our concerns and expectations with the league. joining me now is "the washington post" contributor jonathan capehart and co-host of the morning show dana jacobson. to ray rice's appeal via the players association, was this something that the association had no choice in, that every player has this right to go through them with an appeal. >> yeah, we heard a lot of that rhetoric going in that this idea was -- you had to look at due process, right or wrong what ray rice did, that's not the issue here. it's how the nfl came to suspend him for two games and then come back around and suspend him indefinitely and the president of the nfl players association eric winston said earlier in the day he doesn't want this rush to judgment that we do need to let due process play out in a lot of these cases and again that's what this is. the nfl players association is a union and whether they like it or not what their union members do, they still have to stand up for what their rights are for
future. >> jonathan capehart, joe wheaties has had enough of adrian peterson. i mean, that's a break fast cereal that's on kids' breakfast tables all over the country. certainly was on my breakfast table i think every day, you know, when i was the age of adrian peterson's kids and you can see a product like that would have a very serious reaction to that kind of situation. >> well, certainly and i think the damaging thing here is not only the accusation and the indictment by that texas grand jury against adrian peterson, it was the pictures, when those pictures came out and you saw that not only did he beat a 4-year-old but you saw the wounds on the 4-year-old and you know that the 4-year-old was beaten because he pushed another peterson off a video game, the
beating was so severe and i saw -- i mean you showed the pictures last night, i mean, those were not punishing blows, those were blows meant not to correct a behavior but to really, really wound. i mean, that child had lacerations and clotted blood on his legs and we also know that the child was hit on his back, on his buttocks and on his scrotum. that should not happen to a 4-year-old child and so it makes absolute sense that wheaties would scrub his image off the cereal boxes but i think between adrian peterson and ray rice, there's a real moral issue here that's at stake for the nfl. there are way too many football players who are in trouble with the law for the nfl not to do something more meaningful and more concrete to get its house in order. >> dana, when i read these statements from mcdonald's, from
these companies that haven't actually done anything and anheuser-busch saying, you know, we're disappointed with -- >> sounds good. >> it sounds to me at this stage like cover. when i see what wheaties does, that's serious. they did something real but i get the feeling that mcdonald's and anheuser-busch, that's as hard as they're going to push and they needed a public statement just in case there's any beer drinkers out there who are going to hesitate, you know, at bud wiser if there isn't some statement out. >> radisson took the approach and said we're out of here. we're not going to continue our sponsorship. this sounds callous. why should they? look at the ratings for sunday night football at an all-time high this week. people are tuning in and watching. they may be disgusted what and jonathan said is right. people are looking at the videos and pictures in both different cases and disgusted but will still go watch football. as an adviser i think they're looking and saying, well, people
want us to have morals but we want them to buy our beer and they're still watching football so if they're not going to punish everybody in the league, maybe we stay with the league somehow and not i guess excusing the behavior, but as a public, as a consuming public we're still going to games. we're asking these sponsors to do what we don't want to do which is to say, hey, nfl, this isn't okay. >> budweiser and mcdonald's is sticking with football for as long as they all exist. jonathan, i've been surprised by the minnesota politicians' reactions. this is a very tricky thing for them. the minnesota vikings are a huge institution in that state and so easy for a politician to get on the wrong side of a minnesota vikings question in minnesota. but there's the governor's statement. here's al franken's statement saying "i was absolutely -- it was absolutely heartbreaking to hear about what happened to this child. i'm a die hard vikings fan and watching the games on sunday is
one of my favorite things to do as a kid and i think this is just wrong and the vikings made a wrong decision. this is in the hands of le aw enforcement but i don't believe adrian peterson should be allowed to play until that happens." jonathan, with the vikings having lost the game with adrian peterson on the bench, that is within the world of our crazy american politics a politically risky thing for a senator running for re-election in minnesota to say. >> well, keep something in mind, though. the governor of minnesota and senator franken, governor dayton and senator franken they're held accountable by the people of -- all the people of minnesota whereas the minnesota vikings and their leadership are held accountable by advertisers and fans and when you're a politician and you're faced with the choice of supporting a football team and supporting a beaten 4-year-old child in this
case, i'm not surprised by the statements made by the governor and senator franken at all. >> dana, so we're getting to this issue with due process within the nfl. due process exists in courts. in courtroom. >> right. >> but these guys have a performance contract that basically says like all performance contracts including the ones here at this network if you do anything that embarrasses us, we can get rid of you and, oh, by the way, if we discover something you did years ago that just surfaces now and embarrasses us we can get rid of you for that. what is the due process that the players association thinks they're talking about. >> this in this case it is specifically as i understand it the fact that all the evidence that was gathered, what they were able to know, what they knew in the first place, what commissioner goodell knew when he handed down that suspension they had all the facts. he knew that ray had punched his then fiancee now wife janay. he knew that is what they're
going to argue so then he punished him. later when the second video came out and it was the indefinite suspension, he punished him again for the exact same crime is what they're saying because he had that information in the first place. this is where we may finally learn what did commissioner goodell know. they have their own investigation looking into what happened there, did the nfl offices get a dvd that nobody saw? what did the commissioner know, what didn't he know? that's the specific due process. simply the fact that it says you can't be basically punished twice for the same thing, be it by the commissioner or by the league. >> danger that and jonathan, thank you very much for joining me tonight. coming up, huge political news tonight in kansas. it affects the future of control of the united states senate. this is really big and in the rewrite, you've heard enough bad nfl news for awhile. there is a great nfl story that you've got to hear, a good story
speaking from the majority side of the senate floor. moments before senate republicans blocked the paycheck fairness act for the fourth time with just 49 days to the midterm elections now, democrats plan to use last night's vote, last night's roll call vote to once again energize women voters in the midterm elections. and the spotlight the fight for the senate. nate silver's latest numbers predict republicans have a 53% chance of winning the senate and an -- that's an 11-point drop in that chance in the last two weeks. and "the new york times" tonight is calling it a toss-up with both sides having a 50% chance of winning. but control of the senate could come down to one state and that state could be kansas where three-term republican pat roberts is running behind independent greg orman in the
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what does that mean? there is a very good chance though they're going to go ahead and say, look, if he wants to get off, he can. that gives orman a big edge. >> what the polls say, can you leave the democrat's name on the ballot and the republican is still going to lose. i mean, it just seems pat rob t roberts has lost this race with the kansas voter. he's kind of been exposed he doesn't really have a residence in kansas. doesn't really live there. he's running as one of those out of touch senators who has lost real contact with the state. >> i don't disagree with that but i just want to temper our enthusiasm a little bit because don't -- kansas is still a red state and don't forget the national republican senatorial campaign committee sent in some of their best operatives when they saw what was going on, a few weeks ago even, they're good at what they do and let's also remember that because of the governor's race you have this dynamic where the republican party is split so it's unclear,
are you going to get the more enthusiastic far right republicans who support brownback or will you get the sort of those more moderate republicans and if they turn out, are they going to vote for pat roberts or are they going to vote for the independent in the race? i do think there's still dynamics at play there. it is a long way to election day and so democrats should not underestimate the challenge here. >> well, both of these guys, the republican senator and brown many back are in trouble because they went far to the right. hard to say what roberts did -- what which is extraordinary, he voted against the farm bill. a kansas senator voting against the farm bill because the tea party and by the way, i applaud the tea party for this. you should vote against the farm bill as far as i'm concerned. the tea party doesn't like all those giveaways, agriculture giveaways in the farm bill and
so roberts decided to please them which a kansas senator has got to have the re-election good sense to realize you can't do. but so he's in trouble for going with the tea party on that policy, governor is in trouble for going too far on tax cut. >> that's the national part of the tea party. not convinced every grassroots kansas person felt that way. being previously the senator now the governor of saying, well, not just i like tax cuts in theory and sounds nice but having to implement the full version and that has led to deficits and education spending problems there that's turned off a lot of what can only be called conservative independents. they're not liberals but fighting sam brownback, too conservative for them. >> yeah, karen, the encouraging thing about the brownback campaign is that you're seeing kansas voters, republican voters saying, ah. there's such a thing as too much
tax cutting. they have -- they are rising up against too much tax cutting and the democrat is in the lead now in the polls, 42-38 over the incumbent republican and the reason he's in the lead is that the incumbent republican cut taxes too much for kansas republicans. >> well, that's exactly right and, look, in general brownback was trying to make kansas kind of a far right conservative utop utopia, right? he was trying -- there are a number of things where republicans in kansas obviously the tax cut is being top of the line but a number of thing, a lot of stuff going on with regard to women and access to abortion care and birth control and some of those kinds of thing that is a lot of moderate republicans said that's too much. so i do think that creates an interesting dynamic in kansas and a good opening. it'll be interesting to see, orman has said he hasn't said who -- he'll caucus with whoever is in the majority. when you said in the intro literally if he wins and we are,
you know, at a tie it could come down to this one state. >> well, yeah, it's amazing when an independent is running for senate the most important question is, okay, if you're elected who will you vote-for-majority leader, the democrat or republican? his answer, i'm not going to answer that -- he's get ago way with it and he says -- he says like karen said i'll vote with the majority. that's your answer, okay, what if there are 00, you know, republicans elected and 49 democrats elected, he can at that point decide who the majority is. he can go 51 for republican or he can be the 50th vote for the democrats and then joe biden casts the 51st for the democrats so there is -- and that, karen, is the movie scenario i personally am hoping for because that's the moment that i want to see. i want to see him make that decision. karen finney and ari melber, thank you very much for joining
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when the coach was giving him the bad news that he was cut, devon's reaction was surprising saying this meant he got to spend more time with his daughter. the coaches knew devon was crazy about his daughter leah and had taken a day off during preseason to go to her first dance recital but they had never seen anyone take the news of being cut as if it wasn't just the worst thing in the world that could happen to a football player. devon explained that the day he had gone home for his daughter's dance recital she truly got sick and had to be taken to the hospital instead of the dance recital and at that hospital 4-year-old leah was diagnosed with cancer. devon later told "sports illustrated" how that felt. "football stopped crossing my mind. when i heard she had a 50% chance of survival and then i heard the cancer went into her bones i just wanted to spend all
my time with her in case her time ran out. you know, that's not time you could ever get back." when bengals coach marvin louis heard about the cancer devon's seemingly distracted performance in preseason suddenly made sense and the coach rewrote the team's plan for devon. he offered devon a spot on the practice squad which allowed him to keep his health insurance. here's coach lewis. >> devon said, coach, leah has a recital. her dance recital. can i be gone on monday and attend? and i said, yes, you know, yeah, please do that. and you don't get a chance to do that as much as we need to and then he gets the -- when he gets back there, that's when, you know, her cancer is identified. particularly that particular weekend that she wasn't feeling right and took her to the hospital so it's been quite a ride for him and, you know,
coming back and overcoming what he had last season with us as far as injurywise, going through the off-season surgery and then this is dumped on to him and this is bigger than all that and so he's been a great father, we'll continue to allow him to do what he needs to do, you know, as far as attend to her care and so forth because it's important. >> the bengals then devon still, number, 75 jersey on sale with 100% of the proceeds going to cincinnati children's hospital to support pediatric cancer research. the coach of the new orleans saints, sean payton, immediately bought 100 devon still jerseys, $10,000 for kansas research. a pledge it campaign was launched. cinci shirts starting selling still strong t-shirts tonight
devon still offered his update on the fund-raising efforts, 500,000 raised from jerseys, $35,000 from pldgit campaign and 10,000 from cinci shirts sales. thanks for stepping up for a great cause. before leah's chemotherapy devon shaved his head so they could both have bald heads when the time came and he posted this instagram video. >> my dad got a bald head now. >> you want to be just like this and we're going to look just like twins. >> nah-huh. >> uh-huh. >> he posted this picture of leah in her hospital bed yesterday. there's not too many things that can take the smile off her face. devon told "sports illustrated," this has hit me harder than any obstacle i've faced in my life. i never heard of neuroblastoma before and now i am an expert on it but the bengals have been so
good to me. people i don't know have been so good to me. fans have been so good, the whole experience i have just been stunned it has helped so much. i can't believe that in this sport that has no so-called heart it reel -- it's really so full of heart. that's the truth. football is full of heart." >> thank you, everybody, for my moons and my cards, i really like them. watch me beat cancer. thank you. ...so you say men are superior drivers? yeah? then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. silence. are you in good hands? silence. sweets become salaries. an oven heats up a community
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3,000 troops including medical engineering and security forces building 17 treatment centers in liberia, shipping 10,000 sets of protective equipment and supply, training health care workers and assisting with security. president obama met with american ebola survivor dr. kent brantly and his wife amber in the oval office this morning just before dr. brantly testified to congress. dr. brantly who called ebola a national security concern agrees with the president's action. >> i think the u.s. military is the ideal organization to step in at this point because they have the chain of command, the ability to be immediately operational. they have the logistical expertise to do just what you're saying, build new facilities, set up air bridges to provide support and supplies, do training for local health professionals to help protect them against ebola and i think they can play a very critical role in the leadership of this
ebola response. >> joining me now is dr. alexander van tulikan at the institute of international humanitarian affairs. doctor, what can the president accomplish with this 3,000 troops? >> i think most of what he's going to get done with this is logistic delivery of goods and services so able to deliver health care, they're talking about 1700 beds. if you imagine a big teaching hospital have a few hundred beds, this is like building several large hospitals for very sick people so things like that work really well. i think this is a really good thing to be doing. there's a whole other side, changing people's behavior and that's harder for a military organization to do. that will involve lots of other partners but he mentioned that. i thought he spoke very well to the diversity of tasks -- >> the beds are people for who already have it. then there's the additional problem of who is about to get it. who is in danger of getting it, how do we contain it and how -- what is the way -- the right
decision of attention between treating people who have it and trying to prevent spread. >> if you want to stop the e epidemic treating those people doesn't accomplish that except that it encourages them to seek care early and so alters their pattern of behavior and exposes them to fewer people but in terms of spending money and stopping it the most important thing is going to be educating liberians about how to not catch it but how to seek care early, altering their burial practices, things like that. >> how about educating these troops about what they have to do not to catch ebola, what do they have to do? >> i think, you know, the u.s. military is just very good at training its personnel in this kind of behavior and preparing for all manner of biological and disease threats. if i was -- had a family member, if i was deploying myself i would not be worried about that. i don't think that is a significant -- >> what if you had a brother or
sister or soldier going over there, what are the three or four things you would say to them? >> listen to your commander officer mainly but particularly this is a disease that's transmitted by contact with bodily fluids so avoiding vomit, blood, diarrhea, those sorts of things, which is relatively straightforward to do. wearing your protective gear but they will have protocols in place to do this. these people are going to be trained carefully and they will be involved in the training of liberians. >> does the contact point with that fluid have to be -- >> through broken skin or it's a mucus membranes so eye, mouth, nose would do it, as well. >> right, and so presumably most of these soldiers have absolutely no familiarity with this and so they're going to be getting crash training possibly even on the aircraft on the way over there. >> yeah, but i don't think -- this isn't going to be some mad rush this. is not an easy virus to catch. this is why we're not worried about it coming to new york city or london, it's not airborne and
doesn't transmit itself in that way. preventing soldiers from catching it, most won't be on the front line treating it but involved in the operation of >> tonight on "all in". >> they murdered two americans within the past two weeks. i'd say that's a pretty imminent threat. >> if there are threats to the united states, then i, of course, would go back to the president and make a recommendation that may include the use of u.s. military ground forces. >> this as the president sends thousands of troops to west africa. >> we have to act fast. we can't dawdle on this one.